1. FAMILIES & FRIENDS OF
MURDER VICTIMS, Inc.
Newsletter December 2021
*Carol Anderson – Website
* Linda Rodriguez – Mother of Angel - Memory Cards
* Ellie Rossi – Mother of David and Lisa
ALL FFMV Chapter Meetings are
still cancelled until further notice,
due to continued COVID-19
Cherishing the Memories
Hanging on to the memories is, at first,
almost too much to bear. The pain is too
intense, the absence of your loved one too
large. But, don’t push them away. Let them
be, for a while. When you’re ready, these
memories will be so valuable to you - like
precious gems. Take them out, and enjoy
them - not just on the anniversaries, and
birthdays, but every day. Your heart is large
enough to carry them, I guarantee it.
In Loving Memory
Jennifer LeAnne Balber
12-2-73 – 11-10-94
27 years Missing You!
Need Someone to Talk To?
* Bertha Flores - Parent - Spanish speaking
(909) 200-5499 (after 3pm)
*Rose Madsen – Parent (909) 798-4803 (after 4pm)
*Donna Lozano - Parent – 760-660-9054
* Palm Springs/Coachella Valley 10am-9pm
*Linda Rodriguez -Parent – 951-369-0010-Home –
951-732-3255 - Riverside
* Ellie Rossi - Parent - 909-810-8133 Yucaipa CA
* Richard McVoy – Adult Sibling –
909-503-5456 – Grand Terrace CA
* Tanya Powell - Parent – 760-596-2292-
Families & Friends of Murder Victims:
A non-profit organization
Dedicated to providing information, support, and
friendship to persons who have experienced the
death of a loved one through the violent act of
Mission: To restore a sense of hope and to
provide a pathway to well-being to those who
have lost a loved one to murder and to those who
are victims of attempted murder.
Love gifts are a specific tax-deductible donation made
to the memory of a loved one’s birthday, anniversary
of a death, holiday, or just because which are posted
in newsletter. They are also made by caring
professionals, organizations to help in the work that
FFMV does with victims/survivors. These gifts help
with the expenses incurred in reaching out to others
and operating expenses. When making out a check,
please make payable to FFMV and note Love Gift on
check or envelope.
Love Gifts can be mailed to FFMV-
P.O. Box 11222 San Bernardino, Ca. - 92423-1222
3. December 2021 Birthdays
Andy R. Castro Jr. Alexander Ray Esparza
Alejandro Rojas-Garcia Bruce Ridgley
Bryan Stapleton Christopher Martinez
Curtis Justin WayneHixson Daryl Smith
Dominic T. Reed Edward A. Ortiz
Franky Mosqueda Gilbert Rivera
Jacob Eric Jackson Jason Verde
Jacqueline McVoy (Matzke)
Jennifer LeAnne Balber Jesus” Beto” Osegvera
Jesus D. Calderon Jimmy Brown
Lawrence Cortez Larry Leyva
Marcus Maurice Green Marie C. Gonzales
Mark Mireles Michele Jeanette Carson
MickeyThompson Michael Andrew Rosas
Reychell Lujan Roberto Carlos Davalos
Russell Travis Dorff Samantha Salas
Sonia Herrera Tom Myers
Travis Williams Venessa Martinez
William “Bill” Dyrness
4. December 2021 Memories
Alexander Alvarado Anthony Maldoado
Arturo J. Velazquez Beatrice Hatfield
Brian Michael Doyel Bruce Ridgley
Chris Stirrat Clasten Jr. Vaughn
Danny Miranda David Lowe
David Halson Dominic Ortega Ericka Baker
Guilermo Reyes Henry Vellore Lozano
Janet Heartfield Jerrick Jay Richarson
Jerry Angelo Sandoval Joseph Salazar
Jose Luis Cruz “Luisito”
Krishana LeAnn Szymanski Linda Hesse
Maria De Los Angeles Maggllon
Michele R. Kriezel Michael George Rivera
Reginald Reess Roberta Klotz Roberto Morales
Roberto Davalos Robert Michael Ruiz
Richard Hernandez Timothy Hatch
Nicolas & Emilia Casas
Angelo “EIO” Huerta, Donna Marie Morgan
& Steven Caldera
5. LOVE GIFTS
In Loving Memory of In Loving Memory of In Loving Memory of
Jacob Eric Jackson Michele Carson Beatrice Hatfield
12/22/82 – 3/2/07 12/22/84 – 11/7/10 6/29/00 – 12/14/83
In Loving Memory David Charles Nystrom – 2/21/64 - 7/27/98 & Lisa Cummings – 11/13/66 – 3/12/11
Brother and Sister in Heaven ….. now together watching over their Mom (Ellie Rossi)
Name (please print):_________________________________________________________________
Email address: __________________________________________________________
Your Phone # ( ) ____________________Relationship to Victim: _____________________________
Name of Victim: _________________________________________________________________
Date of Birth: Date of Death: ______________________
Please post my loved ones message and/or picture(s) for the month of: ___________
# of pictures enclosed/attached ____________ Use picture on file____________
6. Survivors Of Violent Loss Resources
Restorative Retelling is an evidence based model that has been successful in supporting those who have lost
someone to a violent death. Restorative Retelling services include general counseling and group services.
CAMP GOOD GRIEF (SVP)
Camp Good Grief-Special Victims Program (SVP) is a joint effort between the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office Bureau
of Victim Services and Loma Linda University Medical Center Children's Hospital. The 3-day grief camp is geared toward
homicide/suicide and is for children ages 10-16 who have experienced a violent death in their family. Campers board a bus at the
Ronald McDonald House in Loma Linda and head to Camp Cedar Falls in the San Bernardino Mountains for a three-day camp and
grief therapy experience.
At camp the children participate in game and team building activities and therapeutic group activities designed to help them learn
and understand how to cope with the grief over the violent death of their loved one. This camp has been so successful that it has
been expanded to include Camp Good Grief - Special Victims Program Teen Retreat. It will be held annually and provides grief
services for teens ages 14-18 who previously participated in Camp Good Grief - SVP and whose lives have been positively impacted
by camp. It will be a combination of learning advanced grief management skills as well as a training camp for future Camp Good
Grief Peer Counselors.
Camp is free of charge to all campers and camperships are funded by unclaimed victim restitution. Therapists and interns from Loma
Linda Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic, Loma Linda Child Life Specialists and District Attorney's Office Victim Advocates donate
their time to the camp.
The Bureau of Victim Services and Loma Linda University Children's Hospital have pledged to continue fundraising activities,
presentations to service groups, and outreach events so they may continue hosting future Camp Good Grief-SVP programs. Contact:
Dorothy Brooks 909-558-4073
I will Light Candles this Christmas
by Howard Thurman
I will light Candles this Christmas;
Candles of joy despite all sadness,
Candles of hope where despair keeps watch,
Candles of courage for fears ever present,
Candles of peace for tempest-tossed days,
Candles of grace to ease heavy burdens,
Candles of love to inspire all my living,
Candles that will burn all the year long.
7. In Loving Memory of Chris Martinez
12/20/60 – 3/28/12
It’s time for Justice, going on 9yrs in the court system
Still no JUSTICE
As hard as it is for you right now, you will survive. You will make it through the holidays
in one piece. It may be the most difficult season in your time of grief, but it will pass.
And when it does, you will come out on the other side stronger than before.
You don’t have to enjoy the holidays. You don’t even have to go through the motions
pretending to enjoy the festivities. But, it’s also OK to have a good time in spite of your
grief. If happiness slips through your window of grief, allow it to happen and enjoy it.
You won’t be doing your loved one an injustice by feeling joyous.
The best gift you can give anyone you love, even someone you have lost, is being true
to yourself and living your life to the fullest.
In Loving Memory
Jesus D. Caldron
12/8/60 – 1/10/11
8. From Rose Madsen, Editor/Chair/co-founder of the
Colton & Coachella Chapter of FFMV
In Memory of my daughter Jennifer LeAnne Balber
12/02/73 – 11/10/94
A 20yr. old SoCal Gas Co. Meter Reader,
Fatally Shot in the Line of Service in Rialto, CA
Prayers to all! It's always hard to put a smile on our faces during the holidays, but on this day I raise my glass to all.
May the memories of past holidays help put a smile on your face.
May you have a Peaceful Merry Christmas and a Safe 2022 New Year!
On December 2nd
Jen would have turned 48 yrs. old, but in my heart she is “Forever 20”,
Lets toast to her on her special day!
My beautiful Jen…..I can no longer…See you with my eyes…Touch you with my hands…
But I will feel you in my heart….Forever…Love, Mom
FFMV Executive Board
Rose Madsen – Chair, Mother of Jennifer LeAnne Balber
Dawn Hall– Vice Chair, Mother of Joshua Rexford
Rita Marin – Secretary, Aunt of Jennifer LeAnne Balber
Bertha Flores – Treasurer, Mother of Kristopher Flores
FFMV is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving survivors of murder victims & victims of attempted murder. Our main purpose is to offer grief
support for those victim/survivors. All assistance provided to victims is given free of charge by volunteers. Contributions and/or questions regarding the
policies of FFMV may be addressed to: FFMV Executive Board at P.O. Box 11222 San Bernardino, Ca. 92423-1222, e-mailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org or phoned to 909-754-6969
FFMV is a tax-exempt organization under the Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service.
Our Organization depends largely upon private donations which will cover operational expenses, Our Annual Family Christmas Memorial
Luncheon, and Our Annual Victims’ Rights Week Memorial. We are seeking a sponsor (s) for our events. Please contact FFMV at the above e-
mail or phone if you are interested. Tax ID #68-0299211 All Contributions
Are Tax Deductible
Keep continued prayers for families that are in the court process trying to get the
JUSTICE they Deserve!!
Chris Martinez, Jesus (Beto)
And for ALL families dealing with the injustice of UNSOLVED Murders!